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Every visitor is required to be aware of the UP Festival house rules below.
By entering the OpenUP Festival area you automatically agree to these set of rules. In case you have questions, doubts or comments, please get in contact with the OpenUP Festival organization; 

Daily visit
Day visits are not allowed, it is only possible to attend the full length of the festival.

To get aces to the festival, you need to have a valid entry ticket. Tickets are available through this website. Each purchased ticket has a unique code and can not be copied.

We do everything within our power to make everybody comfortable and feel secure. Still everybody has the responsibility of themselves for his or her own well being. Please contact 'Sfeer Beheer' (Mood Control / Security) in case there are questions about safety. They can be recognized through their orange vests.

Cancellation Policy

In principle, your ticket is non-refundable. However, you can sell your ticket to someone else. Two points of attention:
1. When you sell your CoCreation ticket, please notify, so the team leader can contact the new CoCreator, in connection with the team formation.
2. Do you wish to change your regular ticket to a CoCreator ticket? That's possible. We will pay back the difference. After that the CoCreators' coordinator will contact you for further details.
If you have further questions, please contact
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Alcohol and (soft) drugs are not permitted on the festival. We tend to create a safe environment with optimal conditions for inner growth. It is also not permitted to be under influence of alcohol or drugs while being at the festival. In case this is noticed, your access to the festival will be denied.

Parents themselves are responsible for the safety of their children when the children are not participating in the children's workshop program.
There are many water areas. Make sure your child wears a swimming vest when they play close by the water or make sure you have good visible contact on their whereabouts.

When you have a syndrome that might increase by the open trans-formative activities of the festival. Please inform us at forehand, so we are aware of your well being and can also acknowledge the safety of other participants. There is a team of psychologists and a doctor that can be inquired if needed.

After 23:00 it is sleeping time. A lot will happen at the festival and a proper sleep is a needed requirement. After 23:00 there is still a dance room in the castle. Outside on the camping and on the farm area we kindly ask you to take notice of people that wish to sleep.

Often it is hot during the festival. Due to dehydration your health my decline. Therefor we kindly ask everybody to drink often. Water and lemonade is free and always available near the Tea Tent.

There is a special smoking area at the festival, that is the only place where you may smoke on the entire festival area.
There is no tobacco sale on the festival.

Coins (UPPIES)
Drinks and food can be purchased with our UPPIES currency. These coins can be bought at the info-desk where you can pay cash or card.

At the festival area there are video and photo camera's present, they are part of the OpenUP PR Team and make photo's, video and audio recordings for promoting the OpenUP Festival through different media types. In case you have objections being photographed or recorded in some way. Please notify our camera people. Also in case you still see yourself in a recognizable way, we will do our best to remove you from our media platforms, if possible.

Image rights
By participating and entering the OpenUP festival area. You agree that the OpenUP organization can use images and audio recordings of you for the promoting of the OpenUP Festival.

Valuable stuff
At the festival area there will be lockers present. Visitors themselves are responsible for their own stuff. The organization can not be held responsible for theft, damage or the disappearance of belongings. The organization advises not to bring high valuable stuff to the festival and/or leaving it in the car.

Leave at home:
Soft-drugs, hard-drugs, pets, (alcohol)drinks (liqueur), glass-works, (plastic) bottles, cans, paint cans, flares, professional foto-, video-, audio-,  equipment.

First Aid
On the festival terrain there is a 24 hour emergency post present. Here you can receive help for small requests, like paracetamol, bandages or more serious accidents.

Audio volume
There are no enormous sound systems at the festival. Still there can be loud music during certain live performances. The organization can not be held accountable for any damage to your hearing or other physical well being. The organization advises to wear ear plugs during Djembé or other drum concerts.

The festival is car free. Vehicles need to be placed in their designated parking space. Vehicles that are blocking or hindering may be removed due to fire department routes and regulations. There is a big parking space where every visitor needs to place their vehicle. There are no extra costs for this.

There is a limited amount of campers places/tickets. These can be purchased together with your normal tickets. Campers can receive electricity if needed.

Own risk
Accessing the OpenUP Festival area, you agree to be self responsible. The OpenUP organization and fellow contributors (CoCreators) can not be held accountable for any material or physical damage that might (have) occurred during the time of the festival.

When the OpenUP organization indicates that borders have been crossed, you may be removed from the festival area. We ask your cooperation in this.

In situations where these rules are not suitable, the organization may decide what would be the proper action. These decision's are binding.
When the home rules of OpenUP are not being administered or respected, this may result in being removed from the festival terrain and access to the festival area can be denied.